Pecan Parmesan Chicken Bites

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2015 Kids Recipe Challenge Winning Recipe: 1 st Place! 

Nathan, from Richmond Hill, loves this recipe. With a variety of texture and flavour, this recipe is easy to prepare and fun to make. 

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Makes: 6 servings


  1. Try this coating on pork or fish. You can cut them into strips or leave them whole as chops and fillets to cook.


Boneless skinless chicken breasts 

3 (about 1 ¼ lb/600 g) 

Maple syrup

2 Tbsp (30 mL) 

Canola oil 

1 Tbsp (15 mL) 

Whole wheat panko breadcrumbs

½ cup (125 mL)  

Finely chopped pecans

1/3 cup (75 mL) 

Parmesan cheese, grated

 1/3 cup (75 mL) 

Flax seeds, ground

¼ cup (60 mL) 

Garlic powder

2 tsp (10 mL)  

Dried oregano leaves

1 tsp (5 mL) 

Each salt and fresh ground pepper

¼ tsp (1 mL) 


  1. Cut chicken into cubes or strips and place in a large bowl. Drizzle with maple syrup and oil and coat evenly; set aside.
  2. In a large resealable bag, combine breadcrumbs, pecans, cheese, flax seeds, garlic powder, oregano, salt and pepper.
  3. Add a few chicken pieces at a time to bag and shake to coat.
  4. Place onto parchment paper lined baking sheet and repeat with remaining chicken and coating.
  5. Bake in preheated 475°F (246°C) oven for about 15 minutes or until golden and chicken is no longer pink inside.

Nutrition Information per serving: 

Calories: 298 kcal

Protein: 30 g

Fat: 12 g

Carbohydrate: 17 g

Fibre: 4 g

Sodium: 315 mg


Last Update – January 15, 2018

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